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Wannabe Geek

# 251546 30-Jun-2019 16:35
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Hi all,

I am looking at adding some ethernet jacks to rooms in my parents house. This will be my first time doing any home networking so I will really appreciate any feedback!

Some of the rooms will be wired in during the first install of networking gear, but I want to be able to easily add jacks into other rooms with little effort in the future. 

The house in using VDSL and comes through an access point at the front of the house.

I have made a simple diagram of what it should look like, not sure if it will appear for you guys I will try attach it.


Keystone: Dynamix Keystone RJ45 Jack for 110 Faceplate

Faceplate :Dynamix UTP Keystone Jack Type110 single and dual port 

Mounting boxes : Dynamix FP-MBOX38 Mounting Box for face Plates

Switch: I have a simple $20 8 Port TP Link already lying around

Cabling: 50M/100M of CAT 6. 

Punchdown Tool : Dynamix 110 Punch Down Tool

I think a patch panel is unnecessary for this simple setup so will just run the cables into the switch.


Is there an elegant way to have to cables run to the switch, perhaps through a rubber grommeted face plate in the wall?

Do I need outdoor cable for underfloor installation? Or could I use a PVC conduit?

Is a unmanaged switch okay for simple home use?


Thanks in advance!

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Uber Geek


  # 2267379 30-Jun-2019 17:06
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Hi if it's underfloor and not touching the ground and cannot get wet the indoor cable is fine.

Add a cable to the ceiling for a wap, probably placed in the short hallway.

Edit, don't use dynamix faceplate, use whatever brand the sparkie uses, the dynamix ones are not similar to nz typical.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 2267468 30-Jun-2019 19:59
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A unmanaged switch should be fine for simple home use. If you needed a managed switch you would know! Always easy to swop out in the future as well.


I know you didn't want a patch panel but Dynamix do a tidy 8 port one which might be worth considering: then it would solve your tidiness problem :-)


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Uber Geek


  # 2267491 30-Jun-2019 20:51
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Will UFB be available to your house later? Make allowances now for when it becomes available. Conduit and draw wires to get the fibre to your patch panel location. Of if the ONT cant go there, install 2x cat6 to the likely ONT location.

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